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Martin Luther as a Reader of Scripture and Insights for Today: A Kessler Conversation with G. Sujin Pak
Dr. G. Sujin Pak will invite us to consider Martin Luther as a reader of Scripture, focusing on his sense of the power of the Gospel and his invitation for all to read Scripture and have Scripture as a guide to life, and highlight some of Luther’s key exegetical principles. She will draw upon her work on prophecy and the prophetic literature to explore some of the key theological themes Luther saw as central in Scripture. She will also consider more contemporary questions, such as how Luther’s biblical emphases and exegetical principles were received in his own day and later and how might they continue to resonate today.

Oct 5, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Bo Adams
Director and Margaret A. Pitts Assistant Professor in the Practice of Theological Bibliography @Pitts Theology Library, Emory University
Dr. Richard Manly Adams, Jr., known as “Bo” to most of his colleagues, is the Director of Pitts Theology Library at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and the Margaret A. Pitts Assistant Professor in the Practice of Theological Bibliography. He directs the collections, staff, and research vision of Pitts Theology Library, the premier theological library in North America, known internationally for its rare book collections, instructional offerings, and digital scholarship. Bo also teaches courses at Candler, focused primarily on research methods, the history of reading practices, and the changing tools of ministry in the digital age. Trained as a New Testament scholar (PhD Emory University), a software developer (BA Dartmouth College), and a librarian (MLIS University of Alabama), Adams’s research and teaching interests are in understanding reading communities, reading technologies, and reading practices, both ancient and modern.
G. Sujin Pak
Dean of the School of Theology, Professor of the History of Christianity @Boston University
Dr. G. Sujin Pak is Dean of Boston University’s School of Theology (BUSTH) and Professor of the History of Christianity. Pak received her BA from Emory University, her MTS from Duke Divinity School, and her PhD from Duke University. Prior to becoming dean at BUSTH, Pak served as Vice Dean of Academic Affairs at Duke Divinity School. Her teaching and research focus on the theology and exegesis of the Protestant reformers, early modern religious and intellectual history, women and the reformations, and the history of biblical interpretation. In addition to these, she he also taught courses on the history of Christian-Jewish relations and medieval female mystics. Pak is the author of The Judaizing Calvin: Sixteenth-Century Debates on the Messianic Psalms (Oxford University Press, 2010) and The Reformation of Prophecy: Early Modern Interpretations of the Prophet and Old Testament Prophet (Oxford University Press, 2018), as well as several articles appearing in journals.